The Sharon Academy seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic middle school educator who shares the values and purpose of our small mission-driven school. We are looking for a candidate who truly loves and appreciates students of that age, who believes in a team approach to teaching, and who knows the importance of a fully-integrated curriculum. A Vermont 7-12 license is strongly encouraged.
Next year's theme is "What are my rights and responsibilities?" and How can I make a difference?". Thematic units will include a study of Human Rights, Food and Hunger, and Energy and the Environment. For more information about our school go to www.sharonacademy.org.
2017-2018 MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION
The position of Teacher shall include those duties of a non-instructional nature as are customarily expected and set out below. The right is reserved by The Academy to make changes in the Teacher’s assignment, as appropriate to Teacher qualification(s).
Teachers must hold a teaching license or be qualified, through education and/or experience, to teach the subject(s) for which they are hired to teach. Such qualification must be approved by the Independent School Consultant at the Vermont Agency of Education.
• For The Sharon Academy to function well teaching staff need to make themselves available to students and families before and after school. This should be a minimum of 1 hour per day. For example, a full time teacher might arrive to school at 7:45 and not leave before 3:45.
• Non-teaching time (before school, after school, and during breaks) outside of scheduled class/prep times will involve student monitoring, tutoring, conferencing, and other tasks in support of The Sharon Academy mission.
• Teachers work according to the school calendar which includes at least 175 teaching days and all scheduled in-service days plus school events as outlined below.
Salaried teachers will:
1. Attend all staff meetings and department meetings as scheduled,
2. Meet with other teachers, as necessary to coordinate curriculum or discuss student concerns. Plan curriculum framework with team,
3. Full time teachers (100%) teach the equivalent of 23 hours, and attend community meeting,
4. Assist with daily staff duties such as supervising recess, lunch break, study halls etc., with students as determined each year and updated as needed,
5. Attend all school events whenever possible. Teachers are required to attend parent presentation evenings – related to curriculum, the school performance, all-school field trips, a minimum of one school dance, and graduation,
6. Serve as an advisor, oversee, arrange, and attend advisee conferences with students and parents as necessary, at least 2 times per year,
7. Communicate regularly with parents; meeting as necessary,
8. File timely reports including 4 progress reports and 4 report cards for all students each year at the high school level, and 3 progress reports and 3 report cards at the middle school level,
9. Actively help in keeping the school a clean, healthy, and safe environment,
10. Supervise sports events and other special events as determined each year,
11. Stay up to date on current 504s, Individual Education Plans (IEP) and special needs and accommodations of students in your classroom; adjust curriculum, teaching and assignments accordingly,
12. Faculty substituting for another teacher is included as one of the details (mentioned in (III D.) above) in support of the mission – so long as the teacher has volunteered and the substitute work does not directly prohibit or interfere with other duties.
Teachers are also encouraged to organize, oversee and participate in field trips (in addition to the all-school field trips), student run clubs/groups, (chess, French, chorus, governance, dance, coaching etc.) or other activities that support the mission of The Sharon Academy.